The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) aims to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology in South Africa. SAASTA is business Unit of the National Research Foundation.

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BLOODHOUND ROCKET CARS1 MSLA

BLOODHOUND ROCKET CARS1 MSLA

  Dave Rowley and Wendy Maxwell from the Bloodhound SSC Project assisting Grade 6 learners from the Maths & Science Leadership Academy to build rocket cars during national Science Week 2013.

HIP2B2 iTHINK Challenge - Settlers High School

HIP2B2 iTHINK Challenge - Settlers High School

  Settlers High School learners Don Maisels and Stephanie Less participate in the 2013 HIP2B2 iTHINK Challenge. More than 7 000 learners are participating in a variety of science and maths...

Huntsman

Huntsman

The discarded husk of an African Huntsman Spider. The photo by John Hobson won second prize in the 2009 Science Close –up Category of the SA Science Lens competition. The 2013 competition will...

The storm of the eye

The storm of the eye

SA Science Lens - the storm of the eye - Lourens Uitenweerde's winning entry in the in the Science As Art category of the SA Science Lens competition is a digitally manipulated close-up image of...

Gold Galore

Gold Galore

SA Science Lens - gold galore - André Botha of Pretoria's winning entry in the Science As Art category of the SA Science Lens competition shows golden islands on a carbon substrate.      

Two worms take a swim

Two worms take a swim

 SA Science Lens - two worms take a swim - Claire Hoving's winning entry in the Science Close-up category of the SA Science Lens Competition. It shows two gravid female nematode worms...

Physics can be phun!

Physics can be phun!

Learning about physics the fun way at the Johannesburg Observatory. For more information on school visits, contact Mavis at 011 551 5940.  

Forensic science laboratory

Forensic science laboratory

  Learners experimenting in the  forensic science laboratory at SAASTA'S Johannesburg Observatory. For more information on school visits, contact Mavis at 011 551 5940.

  • BLOODHOUND ROCKET CARS1 MSLA
  • HIP2B2 iTHINK Challenge - Settlers High School
  • Huntsman
  • The storm of the eye
  • Gold Galore
  • Two worms take a swim
  • Physics can be phun!
  • Forensic science laboratory

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SAASTA ANNOUNCEMENTS

NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK

National Science Week will be launched on 2 August 2014 at the University of the Free State.

The focus week will take place from 4 to 9 August at venues across the country. National Science Week is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology and is implemented by SAASTA.

National Science Week more information

Invitations and Calls for Proposals

 From time to time SAASTA invites organisations to respond to calls for proposal or interest. These calls can be for a variety of products or services. Click here to view the current calls.

 

 

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